Steps to The Historical Persia

Tour Overview
Iran classic tour in 7 days starts in Tehran, ends in Shiraz. As a traveler, you enjoy both ancient and modern Persia in every single city. We walk from current capital of Iran, Tehran, which is renowned for galleries and museums. Next we stop at Safavid city of Isfahan, capital of Iran in 1600s – 1700s, stunning city of Islamic art and architecture. Last but not least, Shiraz where we have a worthy visit to the largest empire of ancient time and the first Persian Empire, Achaemenid (550-330 B.C). This is a perfect tour for first time visitor to Persia.

Day 1 | Tehran

Transfer to Hotel
Welcome to Tehran. DanaTrips host is available to assist you at IKA airport and transfer you to the hotel. As we enter the city we visit Azadi Tower, symbol of Tehran since 1971. Overnight stay in Tehran.

Day 2 | Tehran

Tehran City of Museums
After a healthy breakfas, Iran National Museum is on the top of the list, where aging more than 70 years. Next site that is UNESCO world heritage site is fabulous Golestan Palace with those colorful tile-work and mirror-work that attracts any tourist. National Jewelry Museum is placed in basement of Central Bank of Iran is the next. Tabiat Bridge the largest pedestrians overpass in the whole country and later we walk to Ferdows Garden. Tonight is time to enjoy a welcome dinner in Iranian style. Overnight stay in Tehran.

Day 3 | Kashan & Isfahan

Isfahan City of Blue Art
Morning drive to Isfahan. En-route visit to Persian Garden of Fin. Keep driving to Isfahan for visiting wonderful places. First visit to Armenian district of Jolfa in Isfahan for visiting Vank Cathedral which is built by Armenian Christians in 1600s and they still live. We take a worthy visit to Music Museum in Armenian district of the city where you will also enjoy the beauty of Vank cathedral in night. We enjoy the vibrant city of Isfahan by visiting famous bridges on Zayandeh Rood River where people hang up and meet up. Overnight stay in Isfahan.

Day 4 | Isfahan

Isfahan, Half of the World
Today, first we visit Chehel Sotoun Palace the n we head out for an energetic day of sightseeing, begin with Naghsh-e Jahan square registered by UNESCO in 1979. First visit to shinning mosque of Shah (Imam) located in south of square, then we move to splendid mosque of Sheykh Lotfollah in western side of square.  Later visit to Ali Qapu Palace. You are free to roam along historic Qeysareieh Bazaar. This evening we enjoy Pahlavani and Zoorkhanei Ritual, inscribed in 2010 on intangible list of UNESCO. It describes a ritual collection of gymnastic and callisthenic movements performed by men. Overnight stay in Isfahan.

Day 5 | Pasargadae & Persepolis

Stroll into Achaemenid Capital
Morning drive to Pasargadae. Pasargadae, the palace of Cyrus the Great, the Persian king who ruled over world with justice. We’ll spend rest of the day on visiting Persepolis ceremonial complex, the amazing palace which is built by order of Darius the Great, (Darius I). The ceremonial palace of Persepolis comprises a series of palaces, throne and audience halls. After Persepolis, we shall drive to the nearby tombs at Naqsh-e Rustam, believed to be those of the Achaemenid rulers. As we arrive in Shiraz, we take a visit to Holy shrine of Shah Cheragh. Overnight stay in Shiraz.

Day 6 | Shiraz

Shiraz City of Kind People 
Today we are in Shiraz. Early morning visit to colorful Nasir-al Mulk Mosque or as it called Pink Mosque. Then we walk to Narenjestan Qavam House, traditional Qajari house converted into museum. Later Karim Khan Citadel is visited. Vakil bazaar and its other belongings constructions such as Vakil bathhouse and Vakil mosque is the next stop. Persian Garden of Eram is our next stop. Last but not least is Hafez Tomb, Persian poet of 14th. Overnight stay in Shiraz.

Day 7 | Shiraz

Transfer to Airport 
Late in the morning, your guide accompanies you to the SYZ airport that can be easily reach. For those not ready to return home yet, Shiraz is a great jumping off point to Kerman, Boushehr, Ahwaz, Yazd and many other exciting destinations.

INCLUSION
6-night accommodation based on double /twin room
All breakfast
All meals, indicated in the itinerary
Professional, informative & friendly English/Italian speaking tour guide
Transportation by air-conditioned coach/car
Airport-hotel transfers
Entrance fees to site as mentioned
Iran visa reference number
Bottled water during site excursions

EXCLUSION
Admission outside the program
Other Meals are not mentioned
International Tickets
Travel Insurance
Tips to guide, at hotels, restaurants outside the hotels
Optional sightseeing tours

GROUP SIZE
PRICES 2020

Up to 2 PAX: 1050 EURO
Up to 5 PAX: 890 EURO
Up to 10 PAX: 790 EURO
Up to 15 PAX: 750 EURO

Single Supplement: 390 EURO

PRICES 2021
Up to 2 PAX: 1250 EURO
Up to 5 PAX: 1190 EURO
Up to 10 PAX: 990 EURO
Up to 15 PAX: 850 EURO

Single Supplement: 390 EURO

DATE
APR. 20, 2020 – APR. 26, 2020 | Available
JUN. 11, 2020 – JUN. 17, 2020 | Available
JUL. 01, 202 – JUL. 07, 2020 | Available 
OCT. 10, 2020 – OCT. 16, 2020 | Available  
NOV. 21, 2020 – NOV. 27, 2020 | Available
JAN. 22, 2021 – JAN. 28, 2021 | Available
AUG. 20, 2021 – AUG. 26, 2021 | Available

 

If you want to take this tour at any other date, just let us know.

TOUR STYLE
Cultural and Historical

GROUP SIZE
Small group (up to 15 pax)
Min. 2 PAX
Individual: upon request

CITIES
Tehran, Isfahan & Shiraz

ACCOMMODATION
Tehran (2-night): 5-star Espinas Persian GulfHotel
Isfahan (2-night): 3-star Abbasi Hotel
Shiraz (2-night): 5-star Zandieh Hotel

Hotels are subject to change. In this instance a hotel of similar standard will be provided.

HIGHLIGHTS
Golestan Palace
Jewelry Museum
Fin Persian Garden
Naghsh-e Jahan Sq.
Persepolis Ceremonial palace
Pasargadae, Cyrus the Great Tomb

UNESCO SITES
Golestan Palace – 2013
Fin Persian Garden – 2011
Imam Mosque – 1979
Ali Qapu Palace – 1979
Sheykh Lotfollah Mosque – 1979
Qeysarieh Bazaar – 1979
Eram Persian Garden – 2011
Persepolis – 1979
Pasargadae – 2004

NEED TO CONSIDER
Steps to the Historical Persia is more than a tour, you will experience Iranian culture and enjoy activities like locals.
All UNESCO sites are considered as highlights of this tour.